Jarcho-Levin syndrome


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Jarcho-Levin syndrome

[jär′kō lev′in]
Etymology: Saul Wallenstein Jarcho, American physician, b. 1906; Paul M. Levin, American physician, 20th century
an autosomal-recessive disorder consisting of multiple vertebral defects, short thorax, rib abnormalities, camptodactyly, syndactyly, and, occasionally, urogenital abnormalities. Death from respiratory insufficiency usually occurs in infancy. Also called spondylothoracic dysplasia.
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Young S, Reyes MG, Uzoaru IL: Arnold-Chiari malformation in Jarcho-Levin Syndrome [Letter].